Climate Launchpad 2018 – the World’s largest Green Business Idea Competition


Until May 10th 2018, the registration period is open for the world’s largest green business ideas competition. Last year, over 1.000 start-ups from 35 countries participated. At the international final, Switzerland was able to celebrate a big success: Out of 105 finalists, the Swiss Startup MeduSoil won 2nd place. Now it is your chance to take part in the world’s largest green business ideas competition.

ClimateLaunchpad, an initiative of Climate-KIC, is the most important initiative of the European Union for the development of innovations within the climate area. They are looking  for the best green business ideas – no matter if it is a sustainable solution for energy, water, waste, transport, behavioural change or an urban development. The ClimateLaunchpad competition is here for professional assistance. The three best Swiss business ideas will be awarded at the Swiss Final and will take part in the international final in Edinburgh.

In 2017, Swiss Startup MeduSoil won 2nd place at the international competition

1st place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 6,000
2nd place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 3,000
3rd place: Startup Academy Incubator Program worth CHF 2,000
1st – 3rd: Travel and accommodation costs to the international final in Edinburgh

You can register at the following link:

Most important dates

  • 10th May 2018 – Application deadline for all Swiss business ideas
  •  31st May and 1st June 2018 – Official Kick-off in Basel with the ClimateLaunchpad 2-day Boot Camp
  • 31st August 2017 – Swiss Final in Basel
  • Beginning of November 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland – international Semi-Final and Grand Final

The Startup Academy, official Climate-KIC partner

Since 2015, the Startup Academy has been Climate-KIC’s official national partner to run ClimateLaunchpad in Switzerland. It is a non-profit association that supports start-ups from all
kinds of industries (except for Life-Science) with their national mentoring programme. The innovative voluntary-based approach of linking people with business ideas with mentors,
experts and coaches has existed since 2011.

Contact persons:
Marilen Dürr, National Lead CLP Switzerland, email hidden; JavaScript is required
Catherine Riesen, Communications Manager CLP Switzerland,email hidden; JavaScript is required
Markus Fischer, Manager Startup Academy,email hidden; JavaScript is required

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